Top 5 Holiday TV Favorites

Christmas Day is filled with marathons of A Christmas Story and It’s a Wonderful Life, which gets old fast. Instead of sitting back and watching the same movie over and over again, take a look at What! What’s a Dial?‘s Top 5 Holiday Favorites.

5. Letterman Quarterback Challenge

In 1998, David Letterman and Jets quarterback Vinny Testaverde tossed footballs at a meatball placed on top of the Late Show Christmas tree. Testaverde was unable to knock the football off. However, comedian Jay Thomas came from the green room and knocked the football off in one shot. This led to the tradition of Jay Thomas going on the Late Show and telling the story of his encounter with the Lone Ranger, which always precedes the annual Quarterback Challenge.

4. The Nanny– Hanukkah Story

The Nanny is one of the few shows that had a Hanukkah special. In this episode, Fran just wants to spend the first night of Hanukkah with Maxwell, but he has other plans. 

3. The Monkees’ Christmas

The Monkees teach Eddie Munster, Butch Patrick is actually playing a normal child, the meaning of Christmas.

2. Friends and the Hanukkah Armadillo

Ross tries to teach his son Ben about the meaning of Hanukkah, but all Ben cares about is Christmas and Santa Clause. Of course, Ross’s attempts to get a Santa suit fail and he ends up dressing as the Hanukkah Armadillo.

1. Jack Benny Christmas Shopping Show

In this classic episode of The Jack Benny Program, Jack does his Christmas shopping and ends up driving the clerk crazy.

About Allison Lips

I am the Toastmasters District 83 Public Relations manager and President of Freehold Phrasers.

Posted on December 25, 2012, in CBS, Christmas Specials, Classic Television, Comedy, Hanukkah Specials, Holidays, NBC, Network Television, Primetime, Syndication and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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